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  • Why you should care about the Anthem breach Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    Anthem Health Insurance facility on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    As many as 80 million records from insurance company Anthem may have been compromised. How to handle the aftermath.

  • Early movers: HSP, LB, SIRI, YUM, CME & more Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:49 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Anthem said that it immediately made every effort to close the security vulnerability and reported the attack to the FBI. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas and chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, said in a statement late Wednesday. The FBI had warned last August that healthcare industry companies were being targeted by hackers, publicizing...

  • Feb 4- Health insurer Anthem Inc said hackers broke into a database containing personal information on about 80 million of its customers and employees, the Wall Street Journal reported. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas and chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, said in a statement late Wednesday. The FBI had warned last August that healthcare...

  • Health insurer Anthem hit by hackers - WSJ Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 9:57 PM ET

    Feb 4- Health insurer Anthem Inc said hackers broke into a database containing personal information for about 80 million of its customers and employees, the Wall Street Journal reported. Investigators are still determining the extent of the incursion that was discovered last week, and Anthem said it is likely that tens of millions of records were stolen, the...

  • Health insurer Aetna raises 2015 profit forecast Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Aetna raised its 2015 forecast for operating earnings after enrollment increased 6 percent last year.

  • Feb 3- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer by membership, raised its 2015 forecast for operating earnings after enrollment increased 6 percent last year. Aetna's top competitors UnitedHealth Group Inc and Anthem Inc, formerly known as WellPoint Inc, said they were preparing for a small rise in medical spending in 2015.. Net profit fell to $232...

  • Drugmaker AbbVie beats as Humira sales rise Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    AbbVie facility in Ireland

    U.S. drugmaker AbbVie's revenue beat analysts' estimates for the fourth straight quarter as sales of arthritis drug Humira jumped nearly 11 percent.

  • Jan 30- U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc's revenue beat analysts' estimates for the fourth straight quarter as sales of arthritis drug Humira jumped nearly 11 percent. Excluding the charge and other special items, AbbVie earned 89 cents per share. Sales of Humira, which AbbVie inherited from Abbott Laboratories in 2013, rose to $3.36 billion in the fourth quarter ended...

  • U.S. health insurers eye higher Obamacare profit margins Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- Top U.S. health insurers say their businesses offering medical coverage under so-called Obamacare are turning into profitable ventures and that they are now aiming to be on par with other sought-after government health programs. This puts the business closer to a profit margin that many insurers earn on the government's Medicare Advantage...

  • Bonds hold on to gains after Fed announcement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices rallied on Wednesday, amid speculation about the tone of the Fed's latest policy statement, due later Wednesday.

  • Anthem, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans in 14 states, forecast 2015 adjusted earnings to be more than $9.70 per share and operating revenue of between $78 billion- $78.5 billion. It also operates Medicare and Medicaid plans. The company's net profit rose to $506.7 million, or $1.80 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $148.2 million,...

  • Jan 28- Health insurer Anthem Inc's quarterly profit more than tripled due to a rise in enrollments. The company's net profit rose to $506.7 million, or $1.80 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $148.2 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned $1.73 per share.

  • Apple gives Wall Street relief, Fed, Facebook loom Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:24 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the NYSE as Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks on television during a June news conference.

    US stock index futures signaled a slightly higher open, with European stocks boosted early in the day after Apple smashed analyst expectations.

  • Midday movers: Exxon Mobil, Amazon, Boeing & more Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Midday movers: Wynn Resorts, Chevron, Crocs & more Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 1:15 PM ET

    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Jan 8- Health insurer Anthem Inc on Thursday said it reached a deal under which Gilead Sciences Inc's hepatitis C drug Harvoni will be the primary treatment for patients infected with the most common strain of the liver-destroying virus. Last month, AbbVie Inc began sales of a competing drug, Viekira Pak, at a similar list price. Express Scripts Holding Co, the...

  • Obamacare's 2nd act: What investors are watching Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    Starting Saturday, millions of Americans will begin to either re-enroll, or sign-up for the first time, for insurance plans at HealthCare.gov. Here's what investors need to know.

  • Like it or not, Obamacare's juicing health stocks Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    'HealthCare.gov has a lot of visitors right now!' exclaims a Sunshine Life and Health Advisors website for the Affordable Care Act set up at the Mall of Americas in March 2014 in Miami.

    Want to know what's giving health stocks confidence in profit forecasts? Like it or not, it's the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

  • Oct 30- Cigna Corp. said on Thursday that financial losses from the new Obamacare health insurance eased in the third quarter, becoming the second insurer this week to say that business was improving. Cigna, Aetna Inc and Humana Inc have said since the beginning of the year that they were posting losses on the plans because their patients were older and sicker...